Manager tribute to Cole and Chambo as 'fantastic servants' head out of Portman Road
Luke Chambers and Cole Skuse have both played their last game for Town after magnificent service to the Club - on and off the pitch.
Skipper Luke, 35, joined Blues in the summer of 2012 and has hardly missed a game over the last nine years, with his tally of 396 matches seeing him hold down a place in the Club’s top 10 all-time appearance makers.
In that time he has scored 19 goals and led the team out for a majority of those games.
Cole, 35, arrived at Portman Road in the summer of 2013 and immediately became the defensive lynchpin in midfield.
He has gone on to make 277 appearances in his time in a Town shirt, with the first of his two goals for Blues, a 25 yarder in a 3-1 win over Cardiff in 2015, winning the Club’s goal of the season award.
Both players appeared in the 3-1 win over Fleetwood on Sunday in Town’s final game of the campaign and are now out of contract at Portman Road and free to move on.
“Chambo and Cole have been exemplary pros for this football club,” Town boss Paul Cook told the Club website.
“Not only are they very good footballers, they are stand-out men in the way they conduct themselves.
“They have been a pleasure to work with in my short time here and you won’t find better role models for young players coming through.
“We thank them for their fantastic service to Ipswich Town Football Club and wish them every success in whatever they do going forward.”